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Financial Aid Deadlines: 2014-2015

Financial Aid Deadlines: 2014-2015

Check your state’s specific listing to make sure you know which criteria apply!

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 11, 2014

Not sure when your financial aid applications are due?

Deadlines can vary by state, but the Federal Aid deadline is the same for everyone: June 30, 2015.

Need your state’s deadline? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a complete list of financial aid deadlines, state-by-state, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Before you check out the list, read the important information below because it will help you better understand all of the necessary information.

Important!

The Federal Aid Deadline is June 30, 2015.

The 2014-2015 School Year is from July 1st, 2014 – June 30th, 2015.

FAFSA on the Web applications must be submitted before or by midnight (11 p.m. Eastern Standard time) Central Daylight time on June 30, 2015.

State deadlines may be earlier than the federal deadline and do not replace filling out the FAFSA. You must fill out the FAFSA to receive federal student aid. In all cases, it’s best to apply early before funds run out. And, for state or college aid, the deadline may be as early as January 2014.

Note: Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the 2014-2015 school year.

Many states do operate on a first-come, first-served basis until funds run out, so it’s always in your best interest to submit the FAFSA as soon it’s available on January 1 of each year!

Also, be sure to check your state’s specific listing for notes so that you can make sure you know if any specific criteria applies (see below criteria)!

In some states, the following criteria applies:

— Additional form may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.
— Applicants encouraged to obtain proof of mailing.
— For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
— Deadline by midnight, Central Daylight Time.
— Deadline by midnight, Central Standard Time.
— Deadline may be by date received, date postmarked or date form was processed.

Student Financial Aid Deadlines by State:

States from A-D

  • Alabama — Check with your financial aid administrator
  • Alaska — AK Education Grant & AK Performance Scholarship – due June 30, 2014
  • Arizona — Check with your financial aid administrator
  • Arkansas — Workforce Grant – check with your financial aid administrator
    Higher Education Opportunity Grant – June 1, 2014 CST
    Academic Challenge – June 1, 2014 CST
  • California — For initial awards, March 2, 2014 Additional community college awards must be postmarked by September 2, 2014
    Notes: You’re also encouraged to obtain proof of mailing and additional forms may apply.
  • Colorado — Check with your financial aid administrator
  • Connecticut — February 15, 2014
    Notes: For priority consideration, submit application by the specified date. You’re also encouraged to obtain proof of mailing and additional forms may apply.
  • Delaware — April 15, 2014
  • District of Columbia — April 1, 2014
    Notes: For priority consideration, submit application by April 30, 2014. An additional form may be required, too.


States from F-L

  • Florida — May 15, 2014
    Notes: This is the date the form must be processed by, not received or postmarked so make sure to leave a little leeway!
  • Georgia — Check with your financial aid administrator
  • Hawaii — Check with you financial aid administrator.
    Notes: You may need to fill out an additional form.
  • Idaho — Opportunity Grant – March 1, 2014
    Notes: For priority consideration, submit application by the specified date. Also, an additional form may be required.
  • IllinoisASAP after January 1, 2014
    Notes: Why ASAP? Awards made until funds are depleted.
  • Indiana — March 10, 2014
  • Iowa — July 1, 2014
    Notes: Earlier priority deadlines may apply for certain programs and an additional form may be required.
  • Kansas — April 1, 2014
    Notes: For priority consideration, submit application by the specified date. Also, an additional form may be required.
  • KentuckyASAP after January 1, 2014
    Notes: Why ASAP? Awards made until funds are depleted.
  • Louisiana — June 30, 2015
    Notes: Turning it in by July 1, 2014 is highly recommended.


States from M-O

  • Maine — May 1, 2014
  • Maryland — March 1, 2014
  • Massachusetts — May 1, 2014
    Notes: For priority consideration, submit application by the specified date.
  • Michigan — March 1, 2014
  • Minnesota — 30 days after term starts (by midnight CST).
  • MississippiMTAG and MESG Grants – September 15, 2014
    HELP Scholarship – March 13, 2014
  • Missouri — April 1, 2014
  • Montana — March 1, 2014
    Notes: For priority consideration, submit application by the specified date.
  • Nebraska — Check with your financial aid administrator
  • Nevada — Check with your financial aid administrator
    Notes: An additional form may be required.
  • New Hampshire — New Hampshire isn’t offering a state grant this year.
  • New Jersey — 2013-2014 Tuition Aid Grant recipients – June 1, 2014
    All other applications – October 1, 2014, for fall and spring terms
    March 1, 2015, for spring term only
  • New Mexico — Check with your financial aid administrator
  • New York — June 30, 2014
    Notes: An additional form may be required.
  • North CarolinaASAP after January 1, 2014
    Notes: Why ASAP? Awards made until funds are depleted.
  • North Dakota — April 15, 2014
    Notes: Earlier priority deadlines may apply for certain programs and an additional form may be required.
  • Ohio — October 1, 2014
  • Oklahoma — March 1, 2014
    Notes: For priority consideration, submit application by the specified date.
  • OregonOSAC scholarship – March 1, 2014
    Oregon Opportunity Grant – February 1, 2014


States from P-T

  • Pennsylvania — All first-time applicants at a community college; a business/trade/technical school; a hospital school of nursing; or enrolled in a non-transferable two-year program – August 1, 2014
    All other applicants – May 1, 2014
  • Rhode Island — March 1, 2014
    Notes: For priority consideration, submit application by the specified date.
  • South Carolina — Tuition Grants – June 30, 2014
    SC Commission on Higher Education Need-based Grants – ASAP after January 1, 2014
    Notes: Why ASAP? Awards made until funds are depleted.
  • South Dakota — Check with your financial aid administrator
    Notes: An additional form may be required.
  • Tennessee — For State Grant – March 1, 2014
    For State Lottery – September 1, 2014
    Spring and Summer Terms – February 1, 2015
    Notes: Prior-year recipients will receive an award, if eligible. All other awards are given to neediest applicants who have met the March 1, 2014 deadline until funds are depleted.
  • Texas — Check with your financial aid administrator

States from U-W

  • Utah — Check with your financial aid administrator
  • VermontASAP after January 1, 2014
    Notes: Why ASAP? Awards made until funds are depleted. An additional form may be required.
  • Virginia— Check with your financial aid administrator
    Notes: An additional form may be required.
  • WashingtonASAP after January 1, 2014
    Notes: Why ASAP? Awards made until funds are depleted.
  • West VirginiaPROMISE Scholarship – March 1, 2014. New applicants must submit an additional application, available at www.cfwv.com. Contact your financial aid administrator or state agency.
    WV Higher Education Grant Program – April 15, 2014
  • Wisconsin — Check with your financial aid administrator
  • Wyoming — Check with your financial aid administrator
    Notes: An additional form may be required.
  • All Other U.S. Territories — Check with your financial aid administrator

To find out more information regarding financial aid deadlines, visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm.

Information compiled from http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. To complete the FAFSA, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm.


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